Author Archives: Michael Johnston

Christmas March to Bethlehem in a Great Chorus that Brightly Shines

This December’s offering consists of three Christmas pieces to help put you in the mood plus an energetic Grand Choeur by Hollins for New Year’s. One of the Christmas pieces is my first restoration of music written by Carl Mueller. … Continue reading

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A Late November Air (American)

A Late November Air (American) As many of us continue to prepare for Advent and Christmas, here’s a little break for us. Just relax, and let Christopher Marks play the Variations on Stephen Foster’s famous “American Air.” It’s from 2014, … Continue reading

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Playing for Years from an Ancient Copy

Thank you. I’ve played the Candlyn for years from an ancient A P Schmidt copy so I’m delighted to have a newly printed copy … likewise the Jenkins set. —New York, USA Candlyn.PreludeOnDivinumMysterium.html Jenkins.DawnAndNight.html

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All Hollow’s Eve on a IV/77 Schantz

All Hollow’s Eve on a IV/77 Schantz I am pleased to share Jim Roman’s performance of Robert Leech Bedell’s “All Hollow’s Eve” on the Grace Presbyterian Schantz. It’s a lot of fun and Jim does an outstanding of communicating the … Continue reading

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A Letter from William Faulkes

A Letter from William Faulkes Here is a letter that we received from Robert Glick. The circumstances of his receipt of this letter by Faulkes from 1899 is given below the transcription. I and John Apple have endeavored to transcribe … Continue reading

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So Many of these Wonderful Pieces Available

“Dear Michael, I received the music. Thanks for the quick delivery and for making so many of these wonderful pieces and arrangements available to us.” —Pennsylvania, USA  

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New Recording of Johnston’s Forest Vesper

Edward F Johnston’s Forest Vesper (Nocturne) Edward F Johnston (photo above from 1919, 5 years after this music was published) was not a relative of mine. Let’s get that one out of the way. I have, though, been drawn to … Continue reading

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Backstory and Poem Are Helpful for Performer

“Thank you for your email. I received the music in today’s mail. I’m amazed at the speed and quality. The backstory to the music and poem really help to increase the accessibility of the work.” —New York, USA

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Of the Father’s Love, Ropartz’s Varied Theme, Faulkes’s Carillon, and Federlein’s Grand Choeur Militare

Oh Boy, for November’s offering, I have chosen four pieces that absolutely have to please everyone! The Candlyn Divinum Mysterium was the most requested piece of 2016-17. I offer the only recording I could find, and that is John Apple … Continue reading

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Delighted with Music by Frederic Wood

“I am delighted to tell you that the music that I ordered from you by Frederic Wood arrived during this past week whilst I was away on holiday playing the organ in the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey. It … Continue reading

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